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ERIC Number: EJ1021919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Common Ground of Two Paradigms: Incorporating Critical Theory into Current Art Therapy Practices
Nolan, Emily
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v30 n4 p177-180 2013
Clinical art therapy and studio-based community art therapy represent two major paradigms in art therapy practice. This viewpoint explores how critical theory can be incorporated into both paradigms and result in common ground between them. Critical theory encompasses an understanding of oppression in psychological, social, and cultural contexts and one's liberation from it. An emancipatory approach requires awareness of the therapist's standpoint and values the rupture from dominant narratives and hybrid, in-between spaces where clinical and community may coexist.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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